Once again, the Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace is going to innovate, by becoming the first professional football club in France to offer “Foot on prescription” to its subscribers residing in the Eurometropolis territory. This program is part of the “sport santé” program launched in 2012 by doctor Alexandre Feltz and is designed to improve the physical condition of people with chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes or stabilized cardiovascular diseases. “We are pleased to participate in this initiative, which is fully in line with the club’s social commitments. It is in Strasbourg that Sport on Prescription was born and it is therefore quite logical that the club also mobilizes on this subject”, stated Marc Keller, the President of Strasbourg.
In partnership with the Grand Est Football League, the Maison Sport Santé and the City of Strasbourg, health football activities take place at the Racing Mutest Academy. These sessions, adapted and supervised by educators, are organized under the covered hall: one on Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., welcoming teenagers from 12 to 18 years old coming from the PRECCOSS system (Coordinated Care of Obese and Overweight Children in Strasbourg) and the other on Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., intended for adults. Concerned about the well-being of its supporters, Strasbourg has decided to open this session to its subscribers who are eligible, without any financial compensation.
Improvement of heart rate and breathing, coordination of movements, improvement of the center of gravity, psychological impact: the benefits of playing football are numerous. And the access to its practice by the greatest number remains one of the objectives of Strasbourg and the Grand Est League. The implementation of the football health program on prescription is part of this dynamic.